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Ramp worker rides to the rescue and rams out-of-control catering truck as it spins towards an American Airlines plane at Chicago's O'Hare Airport Dr Kevin Klauer films the moment a catering van's accelerator becomes jammed  Truck spins quickly out of control and inches closer to a multi-million dollar jet  Quick-thinking Jorge Manalang starts up another vehicle and slams into the cart

By Emer Scully For Mailonline

Published: 09:37 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 09:48 BST, 1 October 2019

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An airport worker has been applauded for stopping a catering cart from spinning erratically in to a parked plane outside a Chicago airport yesterday.

Dr Kevin Klauer filmed the moment the vehicle's 'accelerator became stuck', according to United Airlines, causing it to perform doughnuts as it span around in a circle at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. 

One female worker is sent flying backwards when the vehicle, which is thought to belong to United Airlines, slams in to her. 

A case of water fell on to the accelerator pedal while its driver was away from the wheel, Dr Klauer says. 

As eight airport ramp workers watch on helplessly cans of drink fall from the cart and explode on to the concrete.

A man, who colleagues say was Jorge Jorry Raymundo Manalang, runs towards the spinning cart before ducking around it and disappearing from shot.

As it inches closer to a grey jet Dr Klauer says: 'It's going to hit the airplane here it goes.'

Suddenly Mr Manalang starts up the engine of a second vehicle and ploughs in in to the side of the catering van - stopping it in its tracks.

Cans of drink fall from the cart and explode on to the concrete as it spins erratically

Cans of drink fall from the cart and explode on to the concrete as it spins erratically

The cart spins closer to the multi-million dollar jet as eight workers watch on helplessly

The cart spins closer to the multi-million dollar jet as eight workers watch on helplessly

As the cart topples

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